At a Learning Lab session Monday on the Expo floor, Wesley Wheeler, Director of Safety, National Electrical Contractors Association, discussed the new regulations surrounding NFPA 70E and employers’ and contractors’ responsibilities.
The Campbell Institute released a white paper called “Workplace Wellbeing: Bridging Safety and Health” at the NSC Congress Monday.
The paper details how a culture of health and safety relies not only on a strong safety program, but one that focuses on worker wellbeing.
NSC president and CEO Deborah Hersman, asked audience members if it’s possible to eliminate preventable deaths. In her opening she said to focus on starting with your team and moving up from there. She asked attendees to stand if they thought it is possible to eliminate all preventable workplace injuries.
Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, will show its flame resistant (FR) and workwear fabric technologies at the National Safety Council exposition October 17–19, 2016 in Anaheim, CA.
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October 17, 2016
Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, kicks off the 2016 National Safety Council Congress & Expo by introducing six new HyFlex cut protection products equipped with proprietary INTERCEPT TECHNOLOGY.
A learning lab session scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18 will discuss recent changes to ANSI/ISEA Standards for high-visibility and hand protection. Experts will share tips and advice on how to comply with the new regulations.
On Tuesday morning, a motivational keynote will address “The Human Side of Injury Prevention.” Two powerful and dynamic speakers are teaming up to teach the interpersonal dimension of occupational safety. E. Scott Geller, PhD, Senior Partner, Safety Performance Solutions and an ISHN contributor, along with Charlie Morecraft, President & CEO, Phoenix Safety Management, will present from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.
The occupational keynote Tuesday, October 19 will focus on workplace violence and what workplaces can do to prepare themselves. The speakers are Carol Cambridge, CEO of Violence Free; Carri Casteel, MPH, PhD, President-Elect Society for Advancement of Violence and Injury Research Associate Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health University of Iowa; Kevin L. Foust, Chief of Police & Director of Security, Virginia Tech Police Department; Juliann Sum, JD, ScM, Chief of Cal/OSHA.
The National Safety Council and the American Staffing Association have jointly published a case study addressing the safety obligations of staffing companies and host employers to temporary workers. The case study was published in conjunction with the two organizations’ respective alliances with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
More than 14,000 safety professionals are expected to attend this year’s NSC Congress & Expo from October 15-22. This year’s event, Make Building a Safer Workplace a Reality, features more than 1,000 exhibitors, more than 100 professional development seminars, 10 keynote speakers and an executive-edge track, giving attendees access to unparalleled resources to improve safety.